[mythtv-users] mplayer great, mythtv bad

malcolm malcolm.torrent at gmail.com
Mon Jul 26 21:37:12 UTC 2010

On 24/07/10 06:27, Michael R. Hines wrote:
> Hi,
> So, I successfully did the following:
> bash$ scan /usr/share/dvb/atsc/us-NTSC-center-frequencies-8VSB | tee 
> .mplayer/channels.conf
> bash$ mplayer dvb://NJN-1    # this is my local PBS station
> The output of mplayer is fantastic. Nice signal. Smooth audio/video 
> playback.
> But when I play it back in mythtv, it's choppy with lots of beeping 
> noises in the audio. The output on my external TV tuner is also very 
> good, but for some reason, myth just isn't playing it back as "nicely" 
> as mplayer.
> Any reason for this? How could I track this problem down?
> Thanks!
> - Michael R. Hines
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if i recall correctly all recent version of mythtv have a separate 
internal player and don't use mplayer by default.
It sounds like your set-up performs better using mplayer.
I've no idea how to change the default player in mythtv but its worth 
investigating to fix your problem.

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